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Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Thursday, April 8, 2010

CAASA brings awareness to Cherokee

April 2010 is Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Iowa and in Cherokee. This is a time designated to focus on the staggering problem of sexual violence.

During April, we would like your help to raise the awareness of sexual violence in Iowa and Cherokee. The Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault (CAASA) announces that the theme of this year's observance is "Prevent Sexual Violence÷on our campuses."

This Sexual Assault Awareness Month campaign focuses on preventing sexual violence on higher education campuses. College students experience disproportionately high rates of sexual violence Ů one in five college women will be a victim of sexual assault by the time she graduates.

In addition to serving the many survivors on campus, there exists an opportunity for prevention and social change that will have a lasting effect on students throughout their lives. This year's activities bring together resources and information across a variety of campus-related topics, with an emphasis on incorporating primary prevention efforts into the work.

The campaign is built around the emphasisof public health problems, including sexual violence, within a larger context, beyond individual behaviors, to highlight the community and societal factors that influence the issue.

During this month, CAASA will intensify their efforts to promote public awareness of sexual assault issues, including the need for citizen involvement through bystander intervention as part of primary prevention. Sexual assault does not discriminate.

It knows no racial barriers, no economic barriers, no social barriers, and no age barriers. Sexual assault exists in all neighborhoods, in all cities, and in all countries. Only by coming together can we stop the epidemic of sexual assault once and for all.

CAASA is proud to service Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Ida, Palo Alto, and Sac counties with individual and group counseling for adults and children, crisis intervention, shelter, information and referral, multicultural outreach, community awareness and school prevention programs.

Contact CAASA's toll-free 24-hour crisis line at 1-877-362-4612 for more information on how you can help. CAASA is an organization of sexual and domestic violence centers that provide its citizens with a source of information and support for victims of sexual violence. Please help them to "Prevent Sexual Violence÷on our campuses" today.

Providing victim services in Buena Vista, Cherokee, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, Ida, Palo Alto, & Sac Counties.

P.O. Box 996

Spencer, Iowa 51301

Office (712) 262-4612

Fax (712) 262-7616

24 Hr. Crisis Line: 1-877-362-4612

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